Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir



them here. if you do not manage to dispose of a good share of your Ranche I fear it will be a long time. The girls are all at home just now. but Anna and Celia have both engaged schools again Anna will not commence teaching until Nov. Celia will go back to [illegible] in Sept. David's folks are well. I suppose you will have heard of the young Doctors, at Lincoln. they are all very happy about it Dan is delighted. Write when you have a little leisure I am anxious to hear about you all I think Louie was not very well when I heard last. Give my kindest regards to Mr and Mrs Strentzel and with love to all I am yours Affectionately


Portage Wis

July 19 / 89

Dear brother John,

I received this letter two days ago and so I write. I have not seen Will Mitchell for some time and so do not know how well he is now or just what kind of work he could undertake. For some years he has been employed by the Winona Mill Company of Minn. and Dakota acting as grain buyer and had charge of the elevator at several places. he only discontinued work on account of his health. both last year and this he has been obliged to come to Milwaukee to have tumors removed from his neck and shoulder and still others make their appearance.


he has so far recovered from treatment that he has been working with his brother in law on the farm and hopes that by a change of climate to get the better of the disease. Will is a steady and competent young man. He worked in David's store for a while years ago about the time he left school. When I received the letter I felt very doubtful about your being able to accomodate him but still felt that the least I could do would be to let you know. I will write to Will and send your address and then he can speak for himself. It is a long time since I have heard from you John but know by mothers letter that you are exceedingly busy. I hope


that you are all well. I was very sorry to hear by Grandma Strentzel's letter to Annie that you had such an anxious time over Wanda. I hope the dear little girl is quite strong again. We are all pretty well here. Joanna and the children are visiting with us just now. Walter came with them but is now in Philadelphia they will be with us for some time. the children have grown quite a little within the year and seem very happy among us. What fine big girls Wanda and Helen will be now and how happily they will play together, and what a comfort and blessing they will be to you all. I wonder when we will have the pleasure of seeing



Portage, Wis

Date Original

1889 Jul 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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